Our Understanding Alzheimer's session is now sold out. 

Please email HMRI via donate@hmri.org.au or call (02) 4042 1000 during business hours to be placed on waitlist.

This session is part of the HMRI Healthy Ageing for Seniors Festival.

Learn how to stay strong and healthy in your senior years with the latest medical research findings and practical advice on Alzheimer's disease.

This FREE session will give you a better understanding of:

  • The origins of Alzheimer’s disease and the latest research 
  • What are the modifiable risk factors – how you can adapt to reduce risk factors
  • How to access the latest clinical trials on prevention and treatment
When is the session?
  • Monday 6 February 2023
  • 10am - 12pm
Where is the session?
  • NEX (Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre), Newcastle
  • 309 King St, Newcastle West NSW 2302
Does it cost?

No. This session is absolutely free. 

However, this is a ticketed event. We have limited capacity so make sure you register your spot below.

Who is this session for?

Seniors who wants to learn more about Alzheimer's disease including risk factors and how you can reduce your risk, as well as access the latest clinical trials on prevention and treatment.


Parking is available at NEX (fees apply - click here for more details). Street parking is also available.

You'll hear from some of our leading researchers:
  1. Associate Professor Doug Smith
    Doug is a neuroscientist with expertise in how ageing impacts the nervous system. 

    He currently leads a group investigating how aging makes the brain susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease, and in a collaborative project is studying the effects of aging on pain signal processing. 

  2. Professor Michael Breakspear
    Michael is a Neuroscientist and Clinical Psychiatrist. His research focuses on computational neuroscience and translational neuroimaging.

    Michael will be joined by the Systems NeuroScience Group whose work is focussed on helathy brain ageing, dementia, Alzheimer's as well as schizophrenia. 


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